Tuesday, 17 July 2018 19:53

Mayfair Slideshow

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Please click the link below to view a lovely slideshow of photographs taken by and put together by Cllr John Insull:-

Mayfair Slideshow

Decorated Float, Original  - Cup won by  “The Soul Taker” (K. Hill & Family)

Decorated Float, Comic -  Cup won by “The Very Last Stones Tour”  (Cockwill family & Wrinklies Cavaliers)

Decorated Float, Local Family  -  Cup won by “The Soul Taker”  (K. Hill & Family)

Best Overall Float -  Cup won by  “The Soul Taker” (K. Hill & Family)

Adult Walking Character  -  Cup won by “President Putin”  (C. Tattersall)

Walking Characters (3 or more)  -  Cup won by “Swan Lake, Birds of a Feather”  (C. WAGS)

Carnival Queen -  Cup won by Barnstaple Carnival Queen

Fairy Queen  - Cup won by Holsworthy Fairy Queen




              PRESIDENT PUTIN              SWAN LAKE - BIRDS OF A FEATHER            



May Fair day 2018 was another great success with beautiful weather and large crowds enjoying the celebrations. Amelia Batten was crowned as this years May Queen with Paige MacDonald-Bale as her Crowner and Freddie North and Albie Smithson as Heralds. Attendants were Allannah McConnachie, Poppy Fry, Ellie Cooke, Lillie Barber, Evie Hill, Calypso Smithson, Amber Schofield and Lily Beer. The theme this year was "our Cavalier town", Keeley the Mayor's consort and the dressmakers Stephanie and Tanya Fisher all agreed how lovely it would be to see two Cavaliers walking down the town square on Mayfair Day, so the theme was built around the boys which is quite unusual.  Keeley said "the Cavaliers do so much for us and I think it was a great idea to honour their heritage and nice to have a theme that was just Great Torrington". I'm sure you will agree the children look stunning.




Monday, 14 May 2018 10:05

Window Dressing Competition 2018

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1st - Lloyds Pharmacy.

2nd -The Hospice Shop.

3rd - CO-OP

Highly Commended - Unique Boutique.

Congratulations to the Carnival Queen Megan Cole who was crowned on Wednesday 2nd May at the start of the Mayfair 2018 celebrations together with her attendants Sian Tetley and Lauren Standen. 


Friday, 19 January 2018 12:26

May Fair & Carnival Committee Members 2018

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Miss S. Mills (Chair),  Mrs M. Brown (Vice Chair), Mr R. Rumbold (Treasurer), Miss N. Batty (Secretary), Mrs P. Baker (Minutes Secretary), Mrs A. Ayre, Mr R. Ayre, Miss R. Ayre, Mrs M. Baker, Mrs J. Batty, Miss A. Beer, Mr C. Bright, Mr M. Darch, Mrs D. Davey, Mr N. Davey, Mrs C. Gibbons, Mrs K. Jeffery, Mrs C. Newman, Mrs H. Rumbold, Mrs C. Simmons, Mrs J. Sutton, Mr P. Watson, Mr M. Whittaker, Mrs A. Whittaker

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 15:18

Round the Tree Race 2018

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There was a very good turnout again this year for this fantastic event, the weather was perfect and the Square was packed with both supporters and competitors. Special thanks to Mr & Mrs McFeat who planted the tree in their garden especially for the competitors to run around.

There were members from Bideford AAC, Ilfracombe RC, Bude Rats, South Molton Strugglers, North Devon Road Runners, North Devon Triathletes, Torrington Boxing Club, Torrington Rugby Club, Torridgeside Youth Football Club, Function Fitness, GTS, Marland School, Torrington Army Cadet Force and our very own running club – Torrington Amateur Athletic Club.  As well as the clubs we also had people from the town who are not runners taking part and achieving great results. The top 3 of each category were as follows:-

Mens - SM                                           Mens - VM                                  Mens - VM50                             Mens - VM60

1st -  Dan Mapp                             1st - Mark Curtis                           1st - Richard Wilson                     1st - Dave Irvine

2nd - Mark Jenkins                         2nd - Wayne Hill                           2nd - Keith Hoadley                     2nd - Les Reed

3rd - James Stanley                        3rd - Steve Watson                       3rd - Paul Drew                           3rd - Ian Page


Womens - SF                                    Womens - VF                              Womens - VF45                         Womens - VF55

1st - Eevee-May Banbury                     1st - Jo Bedler                           1st - Oonagh Wilson                     1st - Marilyn Blair

2nd - Joanne Page                              2nd - Anna Pascoe                      2nd - Steph Olliffe                       2nd - Mary Zarreit

3rd - Katie Baker                                3rd - Laura Hobbs                        3rd - Debbie Butt                         3rd - Marjet Patterson


Juniors - JM13                                 Juniors - JM16                            Juniors - JF13                             Juniors - JF16

1st -  Ben Tolson                              1st - Dylan Dayman                       1st - Jessie Parker                        1st - Emily Forwood

2nd - Harvey Reeves                         2nd - Jamie Milsom                       2nd - Erin Rowtcliff                       2nd - Lolly Parker

3rd -  William Prouse                         3rd - Matt Arnold                          3rd - Poppy Rooke                        3rd - Taryn Powe


The Mayor Cllr Miss Sue Mills was delighted to attend the event and give out prizes to the winners - some of which can be seen in the photos below (courtesy of Kistography):-







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